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Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1788
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Activities: Skiing
Description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary...
Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter.
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I would highly recommend visiting the Hildene Mansion if you find yourself near Manchester, VT. It was an incredible place to visit. We really enjoyed exploring the Mansion at our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I would highly recommend visiting the Hildene Mansion if you find yourself near Manchester, VT. It was an incredible place to visit. We really enjoyed exploring the Mansion at our own pace. There's lots of walking trails around the Mansion to make your own adventure and the added bonus of touring the Pullman Car was fantastic. Highly knowledgeable volunteers and... More 

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MANCHESTER CENTER
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A wonderful fully restored piece of American history.Also a site of many local events. The foundation also contributes to local charities and is involved in educational projects.

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Charlton, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I found Hildene while searching TripAdvisor for places on the way to Burlington, VT. I had never heard of it. What a find! The home belonged to Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln. It has been lovingly preserved. The home and the grounds are in beautiful condition. We took the self-guided tour, but there was a member of... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

While the last Lincoln family descendant long ago ceased living on these beautiful grounds, we can thank the Friends of Hildene for purchasing the property in 1978 and affording the public to visit. Gracious home, well attended grounds and the Pullman car of 1903, still under restoration, are worth a visit. I do feel the admission cost of $18 per... More 

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I’d previously been here on a school trip years ago, so now it was time for a return visit. The weather had just warmed up, so the mountains of the area weren’t very green, and we told the garden would be absent of flowers. That was fine, as a nice sunny day was perfect to see this. The home was... More 

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Skaneateles Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A beautiful home with an awesome view of the mountains of Vermont, the Green Mts. It also has a large garden and the peonies were just starting to bud. Must be gorgeous when in full bloom. The inside of the house has been well taken care of. I loved hearing the organ and who wouldn't want an organ in their... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Its such a telling story of the era upper middle class family. The grounds are full of history, the gardens are so serene and inviting. The farm is adorable - we were there during "kid" birthing! If in the area a MUST SEE, and bring walking shoes, sunscreen and your bug spray.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit of the home and the beautiful grounds. Don't miss the tour of the elegant passenger railcar. We stayed at the North Shire Lodge and they sold discounted tickets to Hildene. Other hotels in the area may offer discounted tickets also.

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HildeneLaine, Hildene Staff at Hildene, responded to this review

Hello Terry M, Thank-you for your kind words. Hearing about how much our guests love the gardens and grounds is music to our ears. We're also glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the North Shire Lodge. They are one of our amazing lodging sponsors! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Cumming, GA
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I think this was my favorite presidential residence that we've toured. The house is gorgeous and the grounds are amazing. The views? They'll take your breath away. We had an entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide, as well.

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HildeneLaine, Hildene Staff at Hildene, responded to this review

Hello RoadWarrior0219, So glad that you enjoyed Robert Lincoln's home, son of President Abraham Lincoln. We hope that you enjoyed the President Lincoln exhibit in the house. We take such pride in providing our guests with a top-notch experience and are grateful to from our guests that we're meeting their expectations. More 

Manchester, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a beautiful and interesting place with lovely walking trails. However the admission fee is steep ..... As a 'senior', the Metropolitan Museum in NYC actually less expensive for me to visit.

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